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Old 02-09-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
aboothman
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Another thing that helps with the oil pan is a rubber mallet or deadblow hammer. Once you get the putty knife in and break some of the RTV as B.R.E.D. mentioned, gently tapping it will break the seal. NEVER use a screw driver to "pry" it off, as you will warp the flange and be buying a new oil pan.

A tranny jack is THE best money I ever spent. I can now install and remove an STI tranny by myself inside of 15 minutes ones everything attached is removed. I use a jack with a block of wood to push the front of the engine back. Once everything is lined up with minimal tension the tranny slips right on/off.

Thanks for the wrist/piston pin trick. Does anyone else have a specialty tool that is easier/cheaper/better than an actual wrist pin puller?
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